Jabberwocky for 2004 October 14 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (7) HOt Hot Hot: I made my chili tonight for the ward Chili Cookoff. It's going to simmer in the crock pot for 24 hours. This is the first year I've really entered to try to win. The year I was in charge of the Cookoff, I was worried that there wouldn't be enough food, so I bought a big #10 can at Smart & Final, emptied it out into the crock pot, and took it over. It won second place. I wouldn't admit it was mine.

The chili smells like heaven already. I made it according to the way Midge Ladd, who has a reputation as a good cook around work, told me. Mix cans of beans (I used pinto, kidney, and canolli) with the bean juice, except for not the kidney bean juice because it is slimy. Brown hamburger and onion. I used the special chili meat from Green Frog Market and two onions and four cloves of garlic. Add one bottle Pace Picante Sauce and a packet of chili seasoning. I like the expensive chili seasoning that comes in a little paper bag. Boy has the price gone up since the last time I made chili.

I've never made chili with canned beans before; it feels like cheating, but Grandma Mary does it and she is the best cook I have ever known. The pot is really pretty with the mixture of purple, pink, and white beans. We shall see how it does in the contest.

Last year I was so busy running the apple bobbing I didn't even have time to eat any chili.


Posted by Susie at Fri Oct 15 2004 07:27

I had some beans yesterday that were kinda soupy and really good. Purple, pink and white. That's pretty sad that the Smart 'n' Final chili made it all the way to second place! Of course, it is made by professionals. Good luck this year!

Posted by Alyson at Fri Oct 15 2004 09:50

Make sure you eat some this year!

Posted by rachel at Fri Oct 15 2004 12:19

yum! I hope you save some for me to eat tomorrow!

Posted by Kristen at Fri Oct 15 2004 15:07

If it tastes anything like the taco soup Susie made for us when we came for dinner, I'm sure it will win something.

Posted by John at Fri Oct 15 2004 20:40

We need to have you guys over again soon.

Posted by Susie at Sat Oct 16 2004 10:58

ooh yeah, you should have made taco soup. Yum!

Posted by Kristen at Mon Oct 18 2004 18:02

We should get together. Maybe we'll make dinner this time. Do you guys like curry? I think I will make Louise's Coconut curry. We also have a new game we got but it is kinda complicated. Maybe Oct 31st or the first week in Nov?

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